SpaceWatch: lights, moon ice, old rocks
New views of Enceladus, Ryugu and Comet 67P
Comet 67P is shining bright The irregularly shaped Comet 67P. Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM Data from the Europea...
A crisp new portrait of Jupiter’s storms
And that’s Europa lurking, stage left.
This newly released image of Jupiter, taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope on 25 August, was captured when the plan...
A stellar finding about shapes in space
Unique observations reveal colour and diversity.
Astronomers have proposed a new explanation for the varied shapes of planetary nebulae, based on a unique set of obse...
White dwarf's surprise companion
Astronomers discover an exoplanet near a dead star.
A giant intact exoplanet has been found orbiting close to a white dwarf star for the first time. The discovery sug...
Venus keeps teasing us about life
Phosphine gas has been detected in its atmosphere.
Scientists studying the atmosphere of Venus have found traces of a rare chemical that on Earth can only be produced b...
SpaceWatch: A matter about dark matter
Active Bennu and hot moons, but no aliens.
Dark matter theories may lack something Astronomers suspect something is missing in current theories of how dark m...
Ruby Payne-Scott stood out in the crowd
The short but remarkable career of a pioneering astronomer.
Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) maintains a rich and lively online p...
The Moon’s rusting and it’s Earth’s fault
Iron oxide shouldn’t form on the lunar surface, yet it does.
Rust requires three ingredients – water, oxygen, and iron. And yet the Moon, where water and oxygen are famously in s...
Massive haloes explain a massive gas stream
Astronomers get to grips with the great Magellanic mystery.
The Magellanic Stream is hard to ignore. The enormous stream of gas stripped from the two dwarf Magellanic galaxies t...
Grains of dust revise Solar System history
Scientists study the chemical composition of meteorites.
Asteroids that formed far out in the Solar System appear to contain dust grains that themselves condensed from the in...
Black holes merge to create something huge
The most massive ever observed with gravitational waves.
Astronomers from the international LIGO and Virgo Scientific Collaboration have reported their biggest catch yet – a ...
Can a black hole fire up a cold heart?
Astronomers find hot gas in the Phoenix Galaxy Cluster.
Radio astronomers have detected jets of hot gas blasted out by a black hole 5.9 billion light-years away in the const...